Department of Homeland Security issues Gmail warning

This is interesting. The Department of Homeland Security officials actually have warned that Gmail’s new features called “Confidential” mode could put Gmail users at risk in addition to others because of possible extortion or malware by cyber criminals.

The new feature allows users to send emails that vanish after a period of time. It also requires users to verify their identity by clicking a link.

This could be exploited by “malicious cyber actors”. This could include phishing attacks in emails.

The link itself could require users to give up their Google credentials.

[This in addition to terrorists and criminals who are using the limited life of the email to send out messages.]

Therefore, don’t be tempted to use it or click on any link that wants you to open a “confidential” email.


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